Wineskin is a tool used to make wrappers to run Windows software on Mac OS X.
Wineskin is a tool used to make wrappers to run Windows software on Mac OS X. The wrappers are in the form of a normal Mac Application, which can be double clicked and ran just like its native. They can also be used to make a distributable âportâ of software. You do not need the Windows programâs source code, you can attempt to port any program you want. Best of all, its free!
Make wrappers for specific programs to share with others, make ports of your own open source, free, or commercial software, or just make a port for yourself! Why install and use Windows if you donât need to?
While there is a lot to Wineskin, at its core it runs Windowsâ¢ software by using Wine (www.winehq.org), which is a re-implementation of the Win32 API for non-Windowsâ¢ operating systems.
Normal Wineskin Engine buildsâ Wine versions are built from unmodified Wine source code.
Crossover Engine builds are built from the Wine source code used in the specified Crossover versions. (CX is used for Crossover, and CXG for Crossover Games)
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Wineskin Engines use custom X11 (required by Wine) made from Xquartz, which is an x.org based X11 server. It does not use Mac OS X X11.app.